The Sessions Court in Alor Gajah, Malacca, today transferred the case of S Chandru, 38, charged with possession of items with elements of terrorism or related to terrorist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), to the High Court in Kuala Lumpur.
Judge Ahmad Sazali Omar made the decision after hearing submissions from deputy public prosecutors Mohd Izhanudin Alias and Aliff Asraf Anuar Sharuddin to have the case transferred in accordance with section 177A of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Mohd Izhanudin informed the court that all offences under Section 13 of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) need to be heard in the High Court in Kuala Lumpur.
Lawyer Melvin Tay, who represented Chandru, a company chief executive officer, argued that the case should be held in the High Court in Malacca as the accused faces one more charge at the Malacca Sessions Court.
On Oct 29 this year, Chandru was charged with possessing items containing elements of terrorism or which were related to the LTTE, in a mobile phone at No 15, Lot 1802, Kampung Bukit Balai, Alor Gajah at 10.20am on Oct 12 this year.